Day 2: Avengers Thor and Loki
Ah, yes. The controversial cosplay that is ravaging tumblr right now.
It’s a shame, really. This costume was my very first cosplay I’ve done from scratch. Right down to the top and skirt. However all that is being lost due to ignorance. In fact, this kind of attention is making my cousin ill. So this is why racism is important to acknowledge, why its important to realize how whiteness in our favorite media is helping to shape people into saying that we’re just silly ‘black girls’ for being anything else other than ‘gangsta’ girls and aunt jemimas.
My two favorite photos from the photoshoot at the Otakon Photo Booth.
My cousin is the lovely Lady Loki and I am Lady Thor.
You two are simply FANTASTIC! Those costumes are great and it’s obvious that they’re a work of love, and there’s a lot of love and effort put into them. Everything about this cosplay is great.
You’re definitely not ‘silly’ and those haters are just jealous because they could not do anywhere near as good a job as you did. Hell, I doubted that they even TRIED, so they do the only thing they’ve got left for pathetic people like them: hate.
Please tell your cousin that her Loki is great, and to not let the haters get her down. I know it’s only a few words on tumblr that I can offer, but she’s fantastic and you’re fantastic.